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Old 07-16-2015, 10:05 AM   #11
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There are lots of bad, smelly water sources out there. We prefer to take water we are certain of - our own.
We do that for drinking water - Five 1 gallon bottles. Keeps tummies intact!

But for washing: dishes, hands and people; Just enough Clorox + local water works very well.

(Our trip is rather hilly, so the fuel cost and water loss are noticable.)
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:30 AM   #12
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There are lots of bad, smelly water sources out there. We prefer to take water we are certain of - our own.
Yesirree! There are some funky water sources at campgrounds, and once you have them in your water system, the effects can linger for some time.

I haven't done it yet to my new Jayco, but in my Outback, I installed an under-sink water filter for odor and taste. It was hooked up to a dedicated drinking water dispenser I also installed. That water was used only for drinking, tea/coffee, and for cooking. I really don't care about the smell or taste of water for doing dishes or flushing the toilet.

For the time being, I purchased a Britta filter/pitcher. It works well, also, but it takes awhile to get 12 cups of filtered water. I'd just as soon turn on a faucet and get what I need, when I need it.
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:11 PM   #13
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Short trips (less than a few hours) I'll carry full water. Longer trips like the one we're about to embark on to Nova Scotia that takes a day or two, I'll put enough water in so we can stop and use facilitys if needed..but plan to fill up once I'm at the CG. No point carrying all that water albeit I won't like it if I get stinky water. Yuck.
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Ok that's the main issue...... being sure you can find a water source at the destination. Definitely not a guarantee.

Do places just let you saddle on up and fill 80 gallons?

I know some CG have water, but not all. And if you boondock?

It's a catch-22 really.
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So am I getting this correctly that people carry water in cans with them in the back of the truck and then gravity fill the tank on site?

I get the whole top-off-from-cans thing.
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So am I getting this correctly that people carry water in cans with them in the back of the truck and then gravity fill the tank on site?

I get the whole top-off-from-cans thing.
I cheat. Two 6 gallon cans and a 110V transfer pump run off the genset. Two 6' x 5/8" garden hoses.

The gravity fill port is horrible for pouring. Lifting and holding 6, 5, 4, 3 gallons of water. Rest. Pour the remainder. Rest. Do 1/3 of the other one. Rest. Not any more!
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We generally travel with 2/3 or more water, we know the condition of home water, have many times stopped at camp grounds that did not have potable water at the site. When we had the 5th wheel even a full tank of water had no adverse effect On handleing.
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We do that for drinking water - Five 1 gallon bottles. Keeps tummies intact!

But for washing: dishes, hands and people; Just enough Clorox + local water works very well.

(Our trip is rather hilly, so the fuel cost and water loss are noticable.)
Yes, I understand that. But I've got a long-haired wife and daughters and if they have to take a shower/wash hair in smelly, rotten-egg well water, I would end up sleeping in the dog house.
(and most of our trips are pretty flat)
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I fill mine before heading out. We dry camp most of the time at our Provincial park and most of the time the spigots do not have thread to attach our hose. I recently found a slip on adaptor at a CanadianTire Store near our house that might work. Having full tank also allows us to use the toilet while on a long trip.
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